A SHIMMER OF ANGELS by Lisa M. Basso releases today … giveaways and more!

I’m thrilled to host an exciting new book on my blog today, A SHIMMER OF ANGELS by Lisa M. Basso. This book is so hot you can’t pass it up! I have a fun interview with bad boy Kade and giveaways. Sign up on the Rafflecopter below to win some awesome book swag […]

Pitch Wars! … the winners

Pitch Wars and the #PitMad twitter party last week was such a success. I want to thank all the mentors for making this such a wonderful event. I’m so proud of this community and how respectful and encouraging everyone is to their fellow writers. I hope we hear of many successes from the event. […]

After the War – Twitter Pitch Party is today!

For those of you who didn’t make it into Pitch Wars or just anyone who wants to pitch, there’s a twitter pitch party on the hashtag #PitMad today, January 25, from 8AM to 8PM EST. So get your twitter pitches ready and make sure to include the hashtag in your 140 character count. […]

PITCH WARS is on!

Alternates Showcase! The agent round for PITCH WARS brought to you by Brenda Drake is happening now over at the YAMisfits blog. Hop over there and follow them and view the agent round January 23-24 pitches. The talented panel of agented/published authors, industry interns, and editors have worked for over a month with their […]

PITCH WARS! ALT B-1: THE GOOD DEMON

NAME: Ryan HillMENTOR: Heather MarieTITLE: THE GOOD DEMONGENRE: YA ParanormalWORD COUNT: 87K

PITCH: At the risk of spending eternity in hell’s ninth circle, a wisecracking demon must partner with an angel to find a powerful relic under the guise of the lowliest of creatures, a high school senior.

The nerve.

One minute you’re in […]

PITCH WARS! ALT B-2: WHISPERS OF DISASTER

NAME: Stacey Trombley MENTOR: Fiona Mclaren TITLE: Whispers of Disaster GENRE: YA FantasyWORD COUNT: 66K

PITCH: Seventeen year old Taylor learns she’s a legacy of a group who believe they’re Fate and cause terrible disasters to society. Now she must choose– join them or fight the only family she’s ever known. Taylor took […]

PITCH WARS! ALT B-3: BLACK HEART, RED RUBY

Name: Teresa Yea Mentor: Elizabeth Briggs Title: BLACK HEART, RED RUBY Genre: YA Gothic Horror Word Count: 74K Pitch: 17-year-old Ava Nolan’s life as an amateur relic hunter is filled with backstabbing—not to mention literal stabbing—when her quest for an occult ruby pits her against her graverobber uncle and her ambitious boyfriend. A visit from […]

PITCH WARS! ALT B-4: THE RIDDLE OF LEGEND

NAME: Holly DodsonMENTOR: Danielle EllisonTITLE: THE RIDDLE OF LEGENDGENRE: YA Magical RealismWORD COUNT: 50k

PITCH: Seventeen-year-old Delia is hearing voices, and when they lead her and her best friends to a legendary forest, they find themselves faced with solving a riddle to save their lives.

I have six weeks to live. Brain tumor. Inoperable. The […]

PITCH WARS! ALT B-5: THE GHOST ENGINE

NAME: Theresa FullerMENTOR: Lindsay Smith

TITLE: THE GHOST ENGINEGENRE: YA SteampunkWORD COUNT: 80K

PITCH: Lady Elizabeth Lovelace finds herself trapped inside a Victorian-age computer and fighting for her life while searching for its creator…only to discover she’s falling in love with the engine that has captured her. England 1880 Here Be Dragons. Cartographers […]

PITCH WARS! ALT B-6: CLOUD 9

NAME: Sara BirenMENTOR: Gina Ciocca, Elizabeth PratsTITLE: CLOUD 9GENRE: YA ContemporaryWORD COUNT: 57K PITCH: Cat makes her annual escape to Cloud 9, a 1950s-inspired campground, where everything is “just fine.” But this summer she can’t hide from her troubles – or that she’s falling for her old friend Brad. The milkshake at the entrance of […]